YLD Committees

YLD Public Service Committees 2014-2015


CHILDREN'S ISSUES COMMITTEE


The Children’s Issues Committee focuses on the partnership between the YLD and the Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program, selects a CASA volunteer to honor each year, and facilitates public service programs that benefit children and youth in Tennessee.

Katrina Atchley Arbogast, Chair
Lewis Thomason
One Centre Square, Fifth Floor
620 Market Street
PO Box 2425
Knoxville, TN 37901
(865) 541-5258
karbogast@lewisthomason.com

H. Garth Click, Vice Chair
Click Law
509 West Court Square
Springfield, TN 37172
(615) 384-8444
garth@clicklawoffice.com

Committee includes: Ian Hennessey, Executive Committee Liaison


DISASTER RELIEF COMMITTEE


The Disaster Relief Committee trains lawyers on how to provide legal assistance to those affected by natural disasters and takes on pro bono cases of its own. It also maintains the YLD’s Disaster Legal Assistance Manual and updates it as necessary.

Caitlyn Luedtke Elam, Chair
Lewis Thomason
One Centre Square, Fifth Floor
620 Market Street
Knoxville, TN 37902
(865) 546-4646
celam@lewisthomason.com

Committee includes: David McDowell, Executive Committee Liaison


MOCK TRIAL COMMITTEE


The Mock Trial Committee oversees the high school mock trial program, in which teams of students play the roles of attorneys and witnesses in a hypothetical trial. The committee hosts the state competition and recruits volunteers to serve as coaches, jurors, scorers and bailiffs.

Joshua Dougan, Chair
The Dougan Law Firm PLLC
200 E. Main Street, Suite 112
Jackson, TN 38301
(731) 437-0469
josh@thedouganfirm.com

Kristen Corn, Vice Chair
City of Franklin
109 3rd Avenue South
Franklin, TN 37064
(615) 550-6603
kristen.corn@franklintn.gov

Committee includes: Candi Henry; Troy Weston, Executive Committee Liaison


MOCK TRIAL LONG RANGE PLANNING COMMITTEE


The Mock Trial Committee Long Range Planning Committee oversees the long-term operations of the mock trial competition, including procedural and rules changes and redistricting.

Candi Henry, Chair
Dodson Parker Behm & Capparella PC
P.O. Box 198806
Nashville, TN 37219
(615) 254-2291
chenry@dodsonparker.com

Committee includes: Joshua Dougan; Kristen Corn; and Troy Weston, Executive Committee Liaison


PUBLIC SERVICE COMMITTEE


The Public Service Committee organizes lawyers from across the state to mount a major volunteer effort for the year. The committee also coordinates YLD involvement in the annual Celebrate Pro Bono Month events and helps implement law-related programs for students and the public.

Elizabeth “Ellie” M. Hill, Chair
Patrick, Beard, Schulman & Jacoway
537 Market Street, Suite 202
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 756-7117
ehill@pbsjlaw.com

Christian Barker, Vice Chair
Barker Nashville PLLC
P.O. Box 128167
Nashville, TN 37212
(615) 496-5719
cbarker@barkernashville.com

Committee includes: All District Representatives; all Affiliate Representatives; Rachel Moses, Executive Committee Liaison


WILLS FOR HEROES COMMITTEE


The Wills for Heroes Committee produces legal service projects across the state that provide basic estate planning to first responders, including police, sheriff’s deputies and fire fighters.

Joann Coston-Holloway, Chair
Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz
165 Madison Avenue, Suite 2000
Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 577-8223
jholloway@bakerdonelson.com

Committee includes:
Brittany Thomas, East Tennessee Captain
Jake Hubbell, Middle Tennessee Captain
Kortney Simmons, West Tennessee Captain
Rachel Ralston Mancl, Executive Committee Liaison
All District Representatives

 

YLD Member Service Committees 2014-2015


CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION COMMITTEE


The TBA YLD annually produces a number of educational seminars designed for young lawyers. The Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Committee is responsible for identifying course topics, arranging speakers, preparing materials and moderating programs.

Nicole Grida, Chair & West TN Captain
Memphis Field Counsel
Law Office of Julie Bhattacharya Peak
Gateway Plaza I, 5409 Maryland Way, Suite 212
Brentwood, TN 37027
(901) 417-0536
nicole.grida@libertymutual.com

Lisa Helton, Vice Chair & Middle TN Captain
Sherrard & Roe PLC
150 3rd Avenue South #1100
Nashville, TN 37201
(615) 742-4525
lhelton@sherrardroe.com

Committee includes: Ashley Boyer, East Tennessee CLE Captain; Steven King, Executive Committee Liaison


DIVERSITY COMMITTEE


The Diversity Committee is responsible for proposing and executing programs designed to increase racial, ethnic, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, geographic and practice area diversity within the leadership and membership of the TBA YLD. It also runs the Diversity Leadership Institute, a six-month leadership program for Tennessee law students.

Ahsaki Baptist, Chair
Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP
1715 Aaron Brenner Drive, Suite 800
Memphis, TN 38120
(901) 537-1123
abaptist@wyattfirm.com

Ashley H. Holliday, Vice Chair
West Tennessee Legal Services
210 West Main Street
Jackson, TN 38301
(731) 426-1302
ashley@wtls.org

Committee includes: All Invited Guests; Ashley Holliday, Executive Committee Liaison


LAW SCHOOL OUTREACH COMMITTEE


The Law School Outreach Committee seeks to foster and develop relationships between the TBA YLD and law school students who are interested in practicing in the state of Tennessee. It also runs the YLD’s annual summer Judicial Internship Program.

Nathan E. Shelby, Chair
Rainey, Kizer, Reviere & Bell PLC
PO Box 1147
Jackson, TN 38302
(731) 425-7949
nshelby@raineykizer.com

Committee includes: Marisa Combs, Executive Committee Liaison


LONG RANGE PLANNING COMMITTEE


The Long Range Planning Committee is responsible for developing and amending the division’s long range plan, which sets out the goals and objectives for the YLD for the next five years. The committee is chaired by the current YLD vice president.

Rachel Ralston Mancl, Chair
Hunter Smith & Davis LLP
1212 North Eastman Rd.
Kingsport, TN 37664
(423) 943-3101
rmancl@hsdlaw.com

Committee includes: President Stacie Winkler; President-Elect Rachel Moses; Reporter (appointment pending)
West Tennessee Members: Ahsaki Baptist and Steven King (terms expire June 30, 2015)
Middle Tennessee Members: Aimee M. Luna and Jake Hubbell (terms expire June 30, 2016)
East Tennessee Members: Appointments Pending (terms expire June 30, 2017)


MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE


The Membership Committee is charged with encouraging young lawyers in the state to join the TBA and get involved with its Young Lawyers Division. Activities include staffing a TBA information table at the swearing in ceremonies for new admittees and membership social events in key cities.

Chris W. McCarty, Chair
Lewis Thomason
1 Centre Square
620 Market, 5th Floor
PO Box 2425
Knoxville, TN 37901
(865) 546-4646
cmccarty@lewisthomason.com

Committee includes: Marisa Combs, Executive Committee Liaison


PUBLICATIONS COMMITTEE


Historically, the Publications Committee produced educational publications, including Basic Legal Resources, a guide to the law for social service agencies and an elder law handbook. The committee now focuses on internal communications products designed to keep YLD members informed of on-going projects and up-coming news through its monthly electronic newsletter E-DICT and social media.

Justin B. Faith, Chair
Gearhiser, Peters, Elliott & Cannon PLLC
320 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 756-5171
jfaith@gearhiserpeters.com

D. Adam Moore, E-DICT Editor
Regions Morgan Keegan Trust
151 Major Reynolds Place
Knoxville, TN 37919
(865) 521-5274
adam.moore@regions.com

Committee includes: Brittany Thomas, Special Projects; Stacie Winkler, Executive Committee Liaison